Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 2/1/13
Everyone experiences some level of stress at work.  While there’s plenty of fame and fortune to be had for highly-productive players in the NFL, certain risks are also amplified, such as a variety of severe injuries and potential high levels of stress. When Houston Texans running back Arian Foster went down in the team’s Week 16 loss to the Minnesota Vikings with an irregular heartbeat, it was considered to be a minor issue. Photo Credit: HoustonTexans.com [RELATED: Arian Foster "Dabbing Back and Forth" On His Vegan Diet] Foster returned to the field the following week, rushing for 96 yards and a score on 16 carries, averaging 6.0 yards a pop.  For the regular season, the 6-1, 228-pound star running back chalked up 1,424 yards and 15 touchdowns on 351 attempts (4.1 YPC) and added 40 catches for 217 yards and two touchdowns through the air in 16 games (all starts). One might suspect that an irregular heartbeat would take a tole on the performance from a professional athlete, but in t...
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Ned Yost explains Alex Rodriguez’s All-Star Game snub

Donovan McNabb arrested for DUI after rear-ending car

It is progress time for the Philadelphia 76ers

Andrew Luck talks Super Bowl hopes and Patriots

Rapper rips David West for taking pay cut to join Spurs

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Kevin Garnett will return for 21st NBA season

Packers plan to keep TE Andrew Quarless despite arrest

Russell Wilson: God spoke to me after Super Bowl-losing INT

Cam Newton training with Aussie rules football team

Jonathan Papelbon still wants out of Philly

Kyrie Irving: Cavaliers would have won an NBA title if healthy

Cardinals send rookies to Starbucks to pick up order

Mark Cuban fined for discussing Matthews and Jordan deals

Baseball's most productive low-authority hitters of all-time

USWNT's World Cup triumph four years in the making

Cubs announcer defends saying 'no-hitter' during game

MLB scout hiring and pay practices challenged in lawsuit

MLB's 2015 All-Star snubs

Gronk, David Ortiz in latest Dunkin Donuts iced coffee video

Bridgewater on Vikings: 'we’re not as good as what we think'

Floyd Mayweather officially stripped of welterweight title

Mo Williams signs 2-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers

Carli Lloyd had vision she would score four goals in World Cup Final

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

MLB's 2015 All-Star snubs

Gronk, David Ortiz in latest Dunkin Donuts iced coffee video

The 2015 All-Star reserves & pitchers

Are LeBron, Cavs just playing teenage games?

Bucks threatens move to Vegas, Seattle

Bryce Harper to skip Home Run Derby

Video shows De'Andre Johnson punching woman

Odell Beckham Jr. poses for nude version of 'The Catch'

Report: Giants pull offer to Pierre-Paul

Report: Jordan was tired of Chris Paul

2015 All-Star starters announced

JPP injured in fireworks mishap?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.